Fire, mud, pottery, cheese…

It’s already October, and the students have finished their first weeks of FSEM-180 Human Survival: Learning from the Past. As part of the course, the students were asked to write reflective essays on their experimental archaeology experiences. These essays can be viewed below, and more essays will be uploaded to the blog as the semester […]

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Making Cheese

Making cheese was an eye opening experience. I never quite understood what really went into cheese. It’s amazing how concentrated of a food source cheese! I can imagine how valuable a food source like this would be in ancient times. Not only is cheese a super condensed form of nutrition but, if prepared correctly, can […]

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Narrative Reflection #1

Roughly during the first three weeks of class, we covered various survival skills. The first artistry that the class attempted to tackle was creating a fire. The process takes a lot of time and energy and, in my opinion, the task is tedious. Materials that we used to for the operation were a plank of […]

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Freshman Seminar Reflection 1

While I was considering what I should do with my 2 extra credits during my first semester at USC, I realized just how many different options I had in front of me. I could take anything from golf lessons to dance. However, I wasn’t quite sure that I wanted to do something that extreme during […]

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Community Cooperation

I wasn’t entirely sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up for this class. Ostensibly it promised to be an exploration of the tools and techniques used by early man to accomplish everyday life, but practically I looked at it as more of a series on apocalypse preparation. It’s been exactly what […]

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